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Shadi Sadr has been awarded the International Women of Courage Award 2010

March 12, 2010

Shadi Sadr, a renowned Iranian human rights lawyer, women's rights activist and member of Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) - International Solidarity Network Council, has been awarded the International Women of Courage Award 2010. In light of the critical situation for human rights defenders in Iran since the disputed presidential elections in June 2009, Shadi Sadr is taking the extraordinary step of dedicating her Women of Courage Award to Shiva Nazar Ahari.


Shiva Nazar Ahari is a dedicated women's rights activist, and founder of the highly influential and respected student Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR) in Iran, who is currently being held at Evin prison in Tehran. By dedicating this award to Shiva Nazar Ahari, Ms. Sadr intends to draw the world's attention to the plight of all imprisoned Iranian human right activists in the hope that they are not forgotten.


Shadi Sadr has been portrayed in the Movies that Matter Festival film Women in Shroud and is one of the prominent human rights activist of the A Matter of ACT programme.

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